Fan Culture

Paddy McCourt, The Boy Next Door Who’s Nothing Like Us

“With shaggy boyband hair, a slightly ruddy complexion partly obscured by his unkempt beard, he thrives in opposition to others.” Edd Norval explores the cult status of the Derry Pele, the irrepressible Paddy McCourt.

Master Truck Scalextric v A Sense of Community

“But most of all we ache for a deeper connection with those on the pitch, we want to feel part of something that truly represents us.” For Conor Thompson, Celtic FC has become and obsession.

Dundalk FC The Next Chapter

Dundalk FC have released the fourth in a series of videos produced by sponsors Fyffes charting the remarkable story of the club’s achievements in domestic and European competitions.

The Bucket List: Episode 1 – Michael

The Ink Factory are doing a fundraising event called The Bucket List in aid of ALONE. Here, Bucket Lister Michael tells how he became an ALONE Ireland Tenant and explains the idea behind his tattoo, based on his favourite football team.

The Beautiful Badge

From the very first three lions crudely sewn onto the woollen shirts worn by the England players for the world’s first football international in 1872, to todays multi-million pound brands, The Beautiful Badge brings alive a history of the game like never before.

My First Football Shirt: Jason McAteer

The Your First Football Shirt collection is a book by the Football Shirt Collective of 30 interviews and illustrations with footballers such as Alan Shearer and Bob Wilson and fans like BBC’s Dan walker and comedian Josh Widdicombe. Here Ireland star Jason McAteer talks about his first ever shirt, along with his most famous goal in the green jersey.

World Cup 2018 Flag Kits

Dublin designer Philip Slattery has created these stunning national flag-inspired football kits in time for the great festival of football in Russia.